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Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect

Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect

The section of Frazier Street in Trenton where Trenton police shot and killed a man this morning.

The Star-Leger via YellowBrix

April 26, 2011

TRENTON, NJ – A Trenton man was shot and killed by three police officers early this morning after they responded to a report of an assault in progress on Frazier Street, officials said.

Corey Brown, 31, aggressively approached the three officers and refused to show his hands before they opened fire, acting Police Director Joseph Juniak said in a statement. Brown, who was later determined to be unarmed, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Unfortunately, the aggressive actions of the suspect appears to have dictated the actions taken by the officers in resorting to the use of deadly force,” Juniak said.

Trenton police were initially called to Frazier Street at 1:19 a.m. on a reported assault and told that the suspect may be armed.

Brown, who was walking away from the area when police arrived, became agitated and shoved his hand into his waistband, an action police later described as appearing as if he had a weapon, police said.

He initially refused to show his hands to the officers and became aggressive, police said. A woman tried to calm Brown, but he threw her to the ground, police said. He then approached the officers while raising his hand in a threatening manner and the officers shot him, police said.

“Believing that they were about to be fired upon and fearing for the safety of others, three officers fired their service issued weapons striking Brown,” said Sgt. Thomas McDonough, a police spokesman, in a press release.

Police have not released the names of the three officers involved in the shooting.

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